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MB 383324 from France

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:03 pm
by Florent
Hello,
I just bought a new toy not far from home. Not in good shape, the jeep seems to have make heavy work during its life , and have a strange system added on the rear body (any idea ?).
The tub was covered by some patches of fiber glass to hide rust holes, at usual places. A lot of others patchworks on the body floor too. First registration dates from 1949, probably sold by French Surplus.
All the parts are mainly US, and the engine is unfortunately a " 641087 LW 11 A N1 CR N2" , which means CJ2A I guess.
Your comments are welcome, thanks.
Florent
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:12 pm
by Florent
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:15 pm
by Florent
Home made tank !
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:47 am
by hell-fire
Great Jeep,

You have some work ahead of you but an excellent starting point, like you I have no idea what the purpose of the modification under the rear wheel well is for, best of luck with it and once again I like it.

Re: MB 383324 from France

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:26 am
by Florent
Thanks John. I like it too, mainly because the frame # and the body # are matching.
Florent

Re: MB 383324 from France

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:02 am
by sjalbert
It looks like a good candidate for restoration. You're correct that the engine is post war and probably from a CJ2A.

Re: MB 383324 from France

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:46 am
by GP1942
Comparer a ceux qu'ont trouve ici, il est comme neuf votre MB !!! :wink:

Re: MB 383324 from France

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:12 am
by Florent
Thanks for you comments et Merci au Cousin Quebecois !
Some others pics of interesting details :
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:29 pm
by Mark Baker
Ford style leaf spring clips.....

Re: MB 383324 from France

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:39 pm
by jedburgh
Salut et bienvenu .
belle jeep avec un peu de taf mais rien d'insurmontable.
t'es de quel coin en France ?
Jed

Re: MB 383324 from France

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:18 pm
by Florent
Yes Mark your are right.

Salut Jedburgh
Merci de tes commentaires. Je suis en Champagne.

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Hood seems to be a '43 Ford without greasegun.
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 5:33 am
by Oilleaker1
You have a GPW hood! After 70 plus years, it's amazing they are still in existance. Great pictures, Thanks, John

Re: MB 383324 from France

Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 11:44 am
by jedburgh
En champagne ?
de la Marne ?
je suis de Troyes

Re: MB 383324 from France

Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 2:38 pm
by Florent
Oui, de la Marne, à coté de Châlons.
J'ai eu l'historique de cette Jeep , elle avait été achetée justement à Troyes chez un ferrailleur, en 1976.
J'ai vu que c'était toi qui avait trouvé la Jeep "Messenger " . Quelle trouvaille ! Moi, je pense que je l'aurais laissé dans son jus...
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Posted: Sat May 02, 2015 5:02 am
by Florent
Cleaning and inspection continue :
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